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Music, The Shelf Life of Cake

The Shelf Life of Cake

John McCrea and his band, Cake, have gone the distance, and more than a few times. Maybe more than he would have liked. McCrea is the declarative voice of a band that came of age at the pinnacle of alt-rock…
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Music, All Shook Down Cake Singer John McCrea Melts Down at Global Warming Concert

Cake Singer John McCrea Melts Down at Global Warming Concert

ClimatePalooza July 1, 2010 The Independent Better than: crying about worldwide environmental devastation. A gazillion gallons of oil are pouring into the Gulf every day as football fields of rain forests go down for one-dollar double cheeseburgers. Earthquakes, hurricanes,…
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Music, Reviewed Cake


OK, we get it: Cake isn't just a novelty act with an irony-spewing, speak-singing frontman. That title went to Soul Coughing, which promptly disappeared in the late '90s as Cake went on to record a string of albums full of…
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The House of Tudor

It was apparent, almost from the very beginning, that Cake was too nice to rock. As early as 1994, the band's shows had become overrun by the type of collegiate cattle whom "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle" -- Cake's surreptitious hit…
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Let Them Eat Cake

"We started out with the idea that it was noble to be a bar band," says songwriter/vocalist/ guitarist John McCrea of Cake, "to supply music to people, focusing just on the service aspect of it." An old-fashioned, blue-collar, working-class band…
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